Hostels in West Bengal Hostels in West Bengal

You are looking for hostels in West Bengal? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your West Bengal hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking West Bengal.

All Cities in West Bengal

We list every single hostel in West Bengal and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in West Bengal for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All West Bengal hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in West Bengal. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking West Bengal

West Bengal is one of 6 regions in India. It is situated in East India with Sikkim and Bhutan to the North, Assam to the Northeast, Bangladesh to the East and the Bay of Bengal to the South. The other 5 regions located in West Bengal include Darjeeling, North Bengal, Birbhum-Murshidabad, Rarh, Southeast Bengal, and Southwest Bengal. The region is divided by the Gangetic Plain to the South and the Himalayas to the North.

Plenty of wildlife can be found in West Bengal. There are rhinos, tigers, elephants, and leopards. Some places to see them are located in the Jaldopara Wildlife Sanctuary, the North Bengal Wild Animal Park and the Alipore Zoo and Gardens.

The city of Kolkata is the capital. It is also known as Calcutta. Visitors to the city might want to see the Belur Math, the Indian Museum, the Howrah Bridge, the Dakshineshwar Temple, the Victoria Memorial, the Marble Palace, Tagore’s House, and the Birla Temple. Residents advise that if you are followed in the temples, you should not give donations to those people. If you do donate, it should only be placed in collection boxes. Decre’s Lane is the place to go for street food. There are a lot of places in the city to sample India’s unique sweet treats. Another tourist favorite is a visit to the Kumortuli idol maker shops. They will permit you to watch them work if you offer a small donation. You might also enjoy a ride with one of the rickshaw drivers who can show you the city in a unique way. Kolkata is also where some of the Indian movies are filmed. Sudder Street is the best known area of Kolkata for cheap hostels and hotels.

Another tourist destination in West Bengal is the small hill town of Darjeeling. Situated in the Himalayas, the city offers tours of monasteries, Tibetan and Buddhist temples, the Himalayan Zoo with its snow leopards and the Mountaineering Institute. Visitors travel to Tiger Hill to witness the magnificent sunrises in the mountains. Another favorite activity is taking a Joy Ride on the Himalayan Mountain Railroad. Tea lovers will want to visit the Glenburn Tea estate and learn how teas are made. Adventure lovers will enjoy a ride on the cable cars at the Rangeet Valley Ropeway.

Whether you choose to stay in a boutique or spa hotel or a jungle camp, you will find your perfect accommodations in West Bengal. Note that proprietors will not be anxious to house unmarried couples and hostels will most likely be either for boys or for girls, although there are hostels suitable for families to stay. Some may be listed under the title backpacker hotel.

expert for West Bengal hostels

Handwritten by local expert for West Bengal hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for West Bengal - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking West Bengal. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of West Bengal. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in West Bengal

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in West Bengal?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in West Bengal here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in West Bengal safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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